Kiev set to deepen trade relations with Kazakhstan, said on the last working day of the week the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Gennady Zubko.
According to the Vice Premier, an urgent problem for Ukrainian producers is the complexity of the access of products to the Kazakh market." taking into account specific competitive advantages of producers of Russia and Belarus as members of the Customs Union and the EAEU (Eurasian economic Union - ed.), Ukrainian goods are food, engineering, chemical, metallurgical industries gradually replaced with the Kazakhstan's market of complex and replaced by Russian and Belarusian counterparts, " said Zubko in Astana.
"We hope that Kazakhstan from the standpoint of a member of the EEU to consistently defend the desires connected with the mutually beneficial cooperation with countries regardless of their membership in various integration associations ", - he said.
Zubko said that certain concerns regarding negative trends in reducing the volume of trade in goods and services between Ukraine and Kazakhstan, as well as the reduction of mutual investments.
"Current challenges for Ukrainian producers and exporters on the Kazakhstan market We associate both with the objective reasons - the decline in production in Ukraine on the background of the course of Kazakhstan on import substitution, and subjective - trading limits that apply at the time of Customs Union ", - said Deputy Prime Minister.